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Hollinger: Are Lakers Increasingly Vulnerable Or Increasingly Bored?

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Back on Friday night, I mentioned that Portland Trail Blazers forward Gerald Wallace had a simple approach to beating the Los Angeles Lakers: using speed to run them. John Hollinger of ESPN.com delves deeper into Wallace and his thoughts, looking at LA's turnover problems of late... ------------------ While Wallace's teams haven't had trouble with the Lakers, nobody else has run at them well enough or consistently enough to beat L.A. in a playoff series the past couple years. Alas, that strategy has seemed to work particularly well of late, and whether it's because the Lakers are increasingly vulnerable or merely increasingly bored will be one of the defining stories of this postseason. ... In all five defeats in their current losing streak -- the Lakers' turnovers have helped the other team get started upcourt. L.A. committed a staggering 73 miscues in the first four games of the skid, helping the opposition to 71 fastbreak points in the four games. ------------------ -- Ben Golliver | benjamin.golliver@gmail.com | Twitter
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